Zeekr unwraps Volkswagen ID Buzz rival

Chinese EV maker Zeekr has launched a sleek electric MPV to rival the Volkswagen ID Buzz at the Beijing motor show.

Aimed at family car buyers, the Mix has been conceived to rival the ID Buzz and is set to follow that MPV in offering rear-wheel drive initially but adding four-wheel drive during its life cycle. 

The basis for the new model is Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform. This underpins a wide range of models from various brands, including the Smart #1, Volvo EX30 and all existing Zeekr models.

At 4688mm long, 1995mm wide and 1755mm tall, the Mix is 24mm shorter and 58mm wider than the ID Buzz. It also has a wheelbase 20mm longer than that of the Volkswagen, at 3008mm.

Further information included in official documents submitted to the Chinese government confirms it will receive a battery developed in partnership between CATL and Geely – likely the 86kWh pack used by the Zeekr 001, which is equipped with 800V hardware for 360kW charging.

The engineering of the Mix has been twinned with that of the new Smart #5, a compact electric SUV that is also at the Beijing motor show.

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